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Best things to do in Galveston

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Ranked #1 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: Ferries/ Boats; Other
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Ranked #2 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Ranked among the top 100 homes in the U.S. for its architectural significance, this ornate 1893 building was the home to the... more » Owner description: Ranked among the top 100 homes in the U.S. for its architectural significance, this ornate 1893 building was the home to the family of Walter Gresham, a former Confederate colonel and U.S. Congressman. « less
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Ranked #3 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Ocean Star is a retired jackup drilling rig that offers a fun, hands on way to learn about the offshore oil and gas... more » Owner description: The Ocean Star is a retired jackup drilling rig that offers a fun, hands on way to learn about the offshore oil and gas industry in a comfortable and accessible facility. The museum features three floors of models, exhibits, equipment and interactive displays illustrating the story of offshore exploration and production. This self guided museum is open seven days a week and offers visitors the unique opportunity to board an actual offshore rig. Welcome Aboard! « less
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Ranked #4 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #5 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Housed in a large aircraft hangar, this world-class aviation museum features restored aircraft and historic photographs.
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Ranked #6 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: Historic Sites; Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: This elegant late 19th-century mansion of red brick, limestone and terra cotta tile, houses a collection of decorative arts,... more » Owner description: This elegant late 19th-century mansion of red brick, limestone and terra cotta tile, houses a collection of decorative arts, silver and furnishings associated with the Moodys, one of the city's most prominent families. « less
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Ranked #7 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #8 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
Owner description: We are a family friendly fishing pier. We offer rod rentals, bait, cold drinks, sno cones, wine, cold beer, margaritas,... more » Owner description: We are a family friendly fishing pier. We offer rod rentals, bait, cold drinks, sno cones, wine, cold beer, margaritas, snacks, pizza, hot dogs, gifts, and lots of fun. In addition to having a pier for fishing, we also have an observation deck for those who dont want to fish, but want to sit above the water and enjoy the cool breeze of the Gulf of Mexico. « less
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Ranked #9 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: Ships; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: Libraries; Cultural
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Ranked #11 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks

The Historic Strand District is so close that the cruise terminal really adds value before or after your cruise. There are plenty of shops and great places to eat that are all in... more »

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Ranked #12 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #13 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors

Kids will love seeing the hundreds of turtles being raised for release at the NOAA Fisheries Service Galveston Laboratory. Tour must call ahead for reservations. (Tours are given... more »

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Ranked #14 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: Water Parks; Other

Schlitterbahn Gal... Island Waterpark opened in 2006 as the third member of the Schlitterbahn family of waterparks, following in the footsteps of Schlitterbahn New Braunfels... more »

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Ranked #15 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: State Parks; Outdoors
Scenic park on Pelican Island offers scenic views of the Port of Galveston.
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Ranked #16 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
Walk along this eight-mile seawall built to protect Galveston from the raging winds and waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
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Ranked #17 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Game/ Entertainment Centers; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
This museum details the history of Galveston Island and features a newly restored ship that was originally built in 1877.
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Ranked #19 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Galveston has some of the finest examples of Victorian architecture, including this one. Col. James Moreau Brown bought land... more » Owner description: Galveston has some of the finest examples of Victorian architecture, including this one. Col. James Moreau Brown bought land on the corner of 23rd and Broadway streets in Galveston to build his future home. Brown designed Ashton Villa by studing several architectural pattern books and modified his building plans accordingly. The villa was built in 1858 and completed in 1859 with slaves and European craftsmen. It is considered to be one of the first brick structures in the state. « less
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Ranked #20 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: State Parks; Outdoors
Historic park offering camping, hiking, bird watching, biking and swimming.
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Ranked #21 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: Convention Centers; Other
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Ranked #22 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: Beaches; Parks; State Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: Families are the focus at this popular, amenities-rich beach park, where volleyball, sandcastle competitions, concerts and... more » Owner description: Families are the focus at this popular, amenities-rich beach park, where volleyball, sandcastle competitions, concerts and other family-oriented activities are the norm all summer long. « less
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Ranked #23 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
The historic area of Galveston noted for its beautiful old buildings
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Ranked #24 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #25 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Marinas; Outdoors
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Ranked #26 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #27 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
Owner description: The biggest in the Lone Star state, this popular beach features outdoor concerts, special events and other activities for... more » Owner description: The biggest in the Lone Star state, this popular beach features outdoor concerts, special events and other activities for people of all ages. And unlike most public beaches, East Beach allows the consumption of alcohol. « less
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Ranked #28 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
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Ranked #29 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Owner description: Galveston Island is home to beautiful beaches, rich history, and world class fishing. We offer a variety of different fishing... more » Owner description: Galveston Island is home to beautiful beaches, rich history, and world class fishing. We offer a variety of different fishing trips to fit your group and your budget! Give us a call today to discuss you're next fishing adventure. Children are always welcome on our boats, and we look forward to getting them hooked on fishing. Never Fished? No problem, our captain and crew can teach you everything.. « less
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Ranked #30 of 39 attractions in Galveston
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
Popular beach featuring playground facilities, eateries and picnic areas.
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